Monday, November 11, 2013

Random Christmas cards

Just a short post tonight because I realized it's been a few weeks.

I have finally got my cards organized; I have two big boxes worth. One box is full of cards I made that I can't sell for various reasons. The other is ones I am going to try to sell for the first time at a craft fair this year. It's held at my complex and I'm sharing a table with a friend. I have no idea how many people will attend or how it will go, but I want to try more seriously in the New Year to sell my cards, so I'm calling this event practice.

Anyway, the process of organizing my cards inspired me to look in my 'cards & layouts' folder and see if there are any cards I've not blogged that I have already sent out. It turns out that the cards in this post were completed and donated to the church. I found a few others I made during that card making stint I never posted. Like the originals, I photographed them before I coloured them or added sentiments so you'll just have to take my word for it that I finished them properly. ;)

These first two were definitely church cards. I just coloured them and added a simple sentiment. I recall in both cases I put the sentiment on the right hand side. On the left card, it was above the image, on the right card, it was on the side.

The Santa card wasn't for church, of course - I sent it to a friend of mine. The middle card had a sentiment added to the left of the image. With the other tree card, I ended up taking it apart and centering the image. I hated the balance issues of the original design.

I didn't have to do as much with the snowmen cards. Just a bit of Stickles for the bodies and the ground, a bit of colouring of scarves and birds, and sentiments. These actually both became birthday cards.

If you're wondering how I can remember all that - no, I my memory isn't that fabulous. I typed up some notes in preparation to posting the finished cards ages ago. I imagine I was waiting for my camera to charge and then by the time I remembered I needed to photograph the cards, I had already sent them out.

Card Details

Stamps: Top - Merry Minstrels, Middle - Jolliest Time of the Year,  Bottom - It's Snow Time (all SU)
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Certainly Celery
Cardstock: Bazzill, SU
DSP: My Mind's Eye Christmas Stack


Lisa Echerd said...

Cute cards! TFS! I hope your card sale goes great.

Winnie said...

Great cards! I like the variety too. I am sure you will do great. I love to sell my cards, but haven't tried a fair or anything yet. I just do it at my office.People put in requests and it works good so far. Easy to fit into my schedule that way. I have that Santa and I love his expression.

Kristie said...

Cute cards...somewhere I have cards that are almost finished except for coloring. Now I color first :-) I really like the image of the carolers. Good luck selling your cards!

Marcy said...

Those are all such pretty cards! Good luck with your card sales. I've always thought of selling mine but have yet to try that. Let me know how it goes! :)

Margaret said...

What fun. These are all just so cute and festive!

Just Me said...

Cute cards. Good luck with your card sales. They are so cute, you should do really well. I've never sold any of my cards, but I have put them in for prizes.

MiamiKel said...

Loloh you did just,great, memory or notes ... Fabulous blogging! No way to pick a favorite among these gorgeous cards, my friend ... Love them all!!!

kel Acopan said...

cute christmas cards!! hope your sale goes well!!

lovies, =o) kel

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Such fun cards... and pretty, too!

Sarah Souza said...

Best of luck with your craft fair! Your cards are adorable! I like that you used the lighter green color rather than a dark evergreen.